Currently, four Catholic virtual schools exist in the province of Alberta. Such educational innovation raises many questions about the definition and context of Catholic schooling. The designers of electronic educational alternatives must be aware of the need to create virtual communities within their institutions. By using theories of community building, virtual architecture, and innovative course design, many opportunities for faith development can emerge. The rapid changes in the delivery of this form of education may become a rich source of research for those interested in applying the gifts of modern technology to the traditions of Catholic education.
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